Current track access applications

This section contains the latest documents relating to track access applications we are currently considering. This may include application forms, draft agreements, any related documents and responses we make public. We include track access applications on:

  • New contracts sections 17 and 18
  • Amendments to contracts (section 22 and 22A)

For older applications please see the archive. Once we've made a decision, these documents will be removed from this section and relevant documents will be published in the track access decisions section.

In line with the Industry code of practice (see Annex A of our criteria and procedures document), Network Rail is responsible for consulting on most proposed new contracts and amendments. Accordingly, please check Network Rail's consultation web pages as well as our own when looking for details of current consultations.

New contracts (section 17 and 18)

Tables can be sorted by sections 17 or 18, please select the section heading.

TOC / FOC Section Date consultation closes Links to documents
Great North Western Railway Company Limited17Closed. Undertaken by Network RailDraft Contract
Application Form
Consultation Responses
 Network Rail Response
GNWR response to Network Rail’s representations 
Network Rail further response 
Network Rail further response February 2018 
First MTR South West Trains Ltd17Closed. Undertaken by Network Rail Draft Contract
Application Form
Network Rail Response
First MTR SWT response to NR 
Industry Consultation Responses  
Network Rail further response
First MTR SWT further response 
March 2018 update letter to stakeholders 
Grand Southern (Alliance Rail Holdings Ltd)17Closed. Undertaken by Alliance.Draft contract
Application form
Responses
2 March 2017 Letter to Grand Southern  
Capacity Study
March 2018 update letter to stakeholders 
West Coast Railway Company Limited (The Jacobite) 18 Closed: Undertaken by Network Rail  Draft contract 
Application form  

Amendments to contracts (section 22 and 22A)

All current applications we are considering for agreed amendments to contracts (section 22 of the Act) and disputed amendments to contracts (section 22A of the Act).

TOC / FOC Section Name Date consultation closes Links to documents
Grand Central Railway Company Limited22A7th SAClosed - undertaken by Network RailApplication form
Draft agreement
Consultation Responses
Grand Central Responses
Network Rail Representations 
First Greater Western Limited22A21st SAClosed - undertaken by Network RailDraft agreement
Application form
Network Rail representations
FGW response to Network Rail
West Midlands Trains Limited227th SAClosed - undertaken by Network Rail Application form
Draft agreement